I’ve had four sales total thus far, my first track was approved a few weeks ago. However, I definitely need to get some more music tracks up, make some YouTube vids for promo, and spruce up my profile a little more.
So, being a newbie, I went over to VH today with the intention of contacting a few authors and asking to collaborate. However, I did a quick forum search and was kind of discouraged to find this dichotomy of “us vs them”. Now that I’ve read a little more and I understand the situation, any suggestions on how to approach this? Don’t want to be “that” guy, and I’m certainly not going to send any “Hey, listen to my song please?” requests. I guess as long as we do our homework, be sincere, and look for the mutual benefit that’s about all we can do?
I also have to say, I read Tim’s post on VH and 100% agree with the fact that music/sounds can help to sell a VH item!!
Anyhow, glad to be a part of this all! Seems to be the outlet I’ve been missing for a long long time. Got my fourth sale today! (baby steps!)
Just got my second sale with “Simple Roots”! Feels good, I was getting nervous! My second track was just approved, so I’m anxious to see when that one starts to sell.
It’s true, a buddy of mine told me that a while back. My first song is in that vein and I got my first sale on day 1.
Here if you’re curious: Simple Roots
I agree on carving out a niche though! One day I’d like to get a good foundation in jazz, but right now I just don’t have it. I’d say do that!
Oops! Thought I was looking at the last page…not the first one…guess my reply was a little late
So can someone give me some basic html tips to spruce up my profile..i figured out how to link some tracks but they came out as the full link..on other profiles i see its just the name of the song as the link – how do i do that? Thanks
If I understand the question correctly, you just need to use anchor tags like so:
<a href="http://audiojungle.net/item/dreams-of-battle/4536005">Dreams of Battle</a>
Which results in this: Dreams of Battle
I think in the long run the good gets weeded out from the bad just like anything. It may take longer now but I’m patient! Customers are smart and only buy what they want. If a long standing client of mine purchases some newbie’s song instead, who am I to complain? I say good for the new guy and how can my next track “steal” one of his clients (kidding…sort of).
All-in-all, competition is good! With the growth in content I believe there’s also been a growth in customer base. So, win-win if you ask me.
Thing about the stock market is, like you said, you really really have to know about the company inside and out before investing in it. Also, there’s day trading and then long term investing. Two vastly different strategies. People can make the mistake of dabbling in between. Also, as someone mentioned stop-losses are key. If you look at any wealthy investors/entrepreneurs, the common trait is a keen ability to minimize losses. Really, that trumps bringing in more cashflow!
Love how helpful and positive everyone is here, aside from the profit potential, makes me glad I jumped aboard! A tip someone gave me is to rotate submissions around the genres to get new exposure, instead of posting same genre back-to-back.